At the Frontline: A Q&A with Unisys Director of Corporate Security Eileen Wieber

Unisys' Eileen Wieber discusses enterprise-wise operations, crisis management, and explaining ROI to corporate executives


Wieber: Prior to 9/11, security was viewed as a necessary cost, but not necessarily a value-added organization. The most significant change brought on by 9/11 and the global terrorist threat has been the increased focus on employer's "Duty of Care" requirements for the protection of employees from known or perceived risks. Shortly after 9/11, many companies took a long hard look at their policies and procedures and even may have hired auditors to determine the effectiveness of a security program, given the quickly changing climate globally. I believe the companies that took their time to truly evaluate their programs, and then made decisions on spending, have proven to now have effective programs in place.